|Area||38301 sq mi|
PatnaPatna in the ancient times was known as Pataliputra, is the capital of Bihar. The city is among the world's oldest capital cities with unbroken history of many centuries as imperial metropolis. The history and heritage of modern day Patna go back well over two millennia. The city of Patna is a very fertile stretch of land along the bank of the river Ganga. The best season to visit Patna is from October to March. The city lies at an altitude of 53 mts and receives a rainfall of 120 cm throughout the year. The maximum temperature in summers is around 40°c and minimum 21°c, and in winters the maximum temperature is around 20°c and minimum is 6°c. So if someone is planning to visit the city in summers should carry cotton clothes and for winter heavy woolen clothes.
RajgirRajgir is just 15 kms from Nalanda is located the complex of temples and monasteries. It is one of the most important tourist places in India. Being located in a valley, Rajgir is a very scenic place. The small hill town is covered with lush green forest which adds to the beauty of the place. The place is also associated with Buddhism and Jainism as Lord Buddha and Lord Mahavira spent some of their time here meditating and preaching.